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Side event: Ending overreliance on punishment: Decriminalisation and prison decongestion as key goals of drug policy reform

Organized by the POS Foundation with the support of Czechia, Ghana, Paraguay, Switzerland, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Justicia y Sociedad, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the …

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Side event: Challenging the criminalization of poverty and marginalization in Africa – and beyond

Organised by the Penal Reform International with the support of Ghana, the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum and the International Drug Policy Consortium [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrDVtp0xK2A&w=560&h=315] Doreen N Kyazze, Penal Reform International. Our panellists will present initiatives on decriminalisation of drug use and petty offences in Africa. While this initiative is Africa led, we will be looking …

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Beijing + 25: Realising gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls – CND & CCPCJ joint event

Joint CND & CCPCJ Virtual Event commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Being Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting women and girls From the event’s website: 2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women …

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Informal dialogue with the WHO

Lucía Goberna (VNGOC): Welcome Vladimir Pozniak (WHO): Thank you for being here, we hope this will become a tradition at CND. Kenzi Riboulet (FAAAT): There are three departments of WHO concerned with matters related to controlled drugs: Health products (EMP), Substance abuse (MSA), and Traditional/Complementary medicine (T&CM). What collaboration, coordination or cooperation exists between these …

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